asian carp

In Illinois, Summer Time is “Skarping” Time
We've all heard the tired old adage about there being only two seasons in Illinois; winter and road construction. Well, go ahead an add another one: Skarping Season. First, you'll need an invasive species like...oh, I don't know...let's go with the Asian carp. Then, you'll n…
Effort to Keep Asian Carp From Great Lakes Appears Stymied
It seems like the effort to stop Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes has been going on forever. And, unfortunately, it appears it will continue for a while.
Since DNA from the fish was discovered in Chicago-area waterways in 2009, an advisory panel has been debating possible solutions.…
Peoria Carp Hunters
Over the last few weeks, I've posted a series of things on our great state of Illinois. The problem is, most of the things I've posted don't take a real positive view of the Land of Lincoln. Worst place to raise kids, biggest job losses, the state with the most residents eager to leav…
Illinois Company Testing Market for Asian Carp
GRAFTON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois company is the latest to test whether private enterprise can help reduce invasive species by turning them into food.
American Heartland Fish Products is trying to make money by processing Asian carp into dehydrated animal feed and fish oil...
Appeals Court Upholds Tossing Of Asian Carp Suit
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by five states seeking the placement of barriers to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.
Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania claim the U...